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Wolford Family History

Wolford Name Meaning

habitational name from Great or Little Wolford in Warwickshire, named with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + weard ‘protector’, ‘guard’. from the Old English personal name Wulfweard, composed of the same elements as 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Walford, Wilford, Welford, Colford, Holford, Galford, Elford, Alford

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Where is the Wolford family from?

You can see how Wolford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Wolford families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Wolford's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wolford families in 1840.
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What did your Wolford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wolford. 20% of Wolford men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Wolford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolford were Salesman and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wolford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Wolford. For the veterans among your Wolford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wolford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wolford in 1945 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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